The TCR Germany championship kicks off this weekend at the Lausitzring. It is the first time that the series visits the racetrack in the province of Brandenburg that has been included in the calendar following the reshuffle imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another effect of the coronavirus emergency was a shrinkage of the field that went down to 14 cars.
The Hyundai patrol defends the title conquered last year by Max Hesse. A strong quartet of i30 N cars is led by the 2018 champion and last year's runner-up Harald Proczyk (HP Racing International) and Antti Buri (Engstler Motorsport) who has swapped the Audi RS 3 LMS for the Hyundai.
Their strongest competitors are set to be Mike Halder and Dominik Fugel at the wheel of the Honda Civic Type R cars run by the Profi-Car team. René Kircher is also aiming for being a title contender in the Oettinger Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTI.
Amongst the newcomers are Austrian youngster Nico Gruber (Engstler Motorsport, Hyundai) who claimed his maiden TCR victory in the TCR Malaysia series earlier this year and the reigning TCR Baltic champion Džiugas Tovilavičius from Lithuania in a Skuba Racing Team Golf GTI.
Both races will be streamed live on Sunday at www.tcr-series.com and www.tcr-series.tv: Race 1 (10:15 local time / CEST); Race 2 (14:40 local time / CEST).
Picture: ADAC Motorsport
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